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15 January 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:66

Specials | Forecast

#Forecast2021: How technology, infrastructure upgrade will shape OTT ecosystem  
The over-the-top (OTT) platforms have seen accelerated customer acquisition, especially post-Covid2019. To increase the stickiness of fleeting users, the platforms are adding more and more content to their libraries.  
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Specials | Forecast

India Khush Hua: Top 5 trends that will define M&E industry in 2021  
2020 was when peoples' worst fears came true. But 2021 is a brand new year full of promise of good things to come, where the media and entertainment industry can reboot, recalibrate and recoup what it lost, voiced the panel comprising leading names from the brand and agency world at's 'India Khush Hua' virtual roundtable, organised in partnership with Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.  
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Television | TV Channels

Uday Shankar-James Murdoch partnership is a homecoming one  
So Uday Shankar is getting his skin into a bigger game. After building Star India into a major player in the Indian market, the man is partnering with his former boss James Murdoch's Lupa Systems for a new venture which would invest in Indian media and technology Indian start-ups, according to a PR Newswire release.  
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Special | Year Enders

#Throwback2020: For M&E industry, there's no such thing as closing shop  
It has not been the easiest of years and none of us ever dreamt that the last couple of months would be the way they have been. But I always believe that there is always a silver lining and that there is a lot to learn from what has transpired in the last ten months.  
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Television | TV Channels

NBF demands immediate release of audience data of news channels  
The News Broadcasters Federation (NBF) has demanded immediate release of the audience measurement ratings of news genre by BARC. The regulator had suspended weekly data for news channels after the alleged TRP scam surfaced in October last year.   
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Cable TV | LCO

Den Networks posts strong profit in Q3'21  
Den Networks has reported total revenue of Rs 342 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2020, up eight per cent on a year-on-year basis. During the same quarter last year, it clocked Rs 318 crore in revenue.  
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Television | TV Channels

TRP scam: ED summons top BARC officials  
In another major development in the much-talked-about alleged TRP scam, the enforcement directorate (ED) today summoned certain officials in the top rungs of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).   
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MAM | Marketing

CNBC Awaaz terminates Stock 20-20 host Hemant Ghai  
The Network18 Group has terminated stocks editor & anchor Hemant Ghai, the co-host of Stock 20-20 which airs on its Hindi business news channel CNBC Awaaz, as a consequence of an order passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) against him for violating stock market regulations.  
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Press Releases
» Zee Picchar celebrates Sankranti with Picchar Suggi, 34 Premieres in 11 Days
» 'What Killed Maradona?' Exclusive Investigation Reveals What Fuelled and Destroyed One of the World's Greatest Players
» PEDIGREE is India's most trusted dog food brand
» Events industry veteran Jaswinder Singh joins TV9 Network
More News From Indian Television
SAT extends stay on SEBI order barring NDTV promoters to hold key posts
The Securities Appellate Tribunal has extended the stay in operation against the SEBI order barring NDTV promoters Radhika and Prannoy Roy from holding key posts......................................... Read More...
#Forecast2021: OTT magic will continue to hold sway
Most industries had little cause for cheer last year, but the OTT business wasn't one of them. Engulfed by an outpouring of love and support, OTTs truly came into their own in 2020. These streaming platforms not only gained paid subscribers in big numbers, but became a staple of the Indian culture and lifestyle in the past year. ............ Read More...
Poker Sports League onboards Voot as season 3 streaming partner
The Poker Sports League (PSL) has signed Pocket52 as its title sponsor for season 3, while Viacom18's digital arm Voot has come on board as the official streaming partner. This year, the league will go virtual as the pandemic has disrupted the on-ground event............................................ Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Striking the Balance: Fixed and Mobile Infrastructure
»   Nokia signs up Google for building cloud-based 5G network
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Optic fibre contributes major part of telecom carriers' infrastructure spend: Sterlite Tech
    Source: ET
»   After 2018 own goal, FIFA opens 2022 World Cup TV sale in Italy
»   US new rules to block telecom tech purchases from China, 5 others
    Source: BS
»   Sunil Grover: Tandav was a new world for me as an actor
    Source: Indian Express
»   Reliance Jio discontinues some JioPhone plans after IUC removal, check available offers
    Source: India Today
»   Essa Merchant, MD of Advanced Computers is helping with telecom growth in India
    Source: HT
»   You won't be able to call a mobile number from today without prefixing '0', here's why
    Source: DNA India
»   New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma: Honoured and humbled to be mentioned on Kaun Banega Crorepati
    Source: Mumbai Mirror
»   Lightstorm Telecom Ventures Builds High-Capacity Network with Ciena for India's OTT Ecosystem
    Source: Business Wire India
»   2021 Spectrum Auction Details That You Shouldn't Miss
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Strong demand for fiber broadband powers HFCL Q3
    Source: Ultra News
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Next BBC chair says it may be worth looking again at licence fee
»   Twitter chief says Trump ban was right decision but sets 'dangerous precedent'
    Source: The Guardian
»   HBO Max Extends 22% Discount Offer Through March
»   Group Nine Set to Go Public Friday, Prices $200 Million IPO Through Blank-Check Company
    Source: Variety
»   Capsule raises $2 million for its collaborative video platform aimed at brands
»   5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies
    Source: Techcrunch
»   ViacomCBS, Dish, Adcuratio Go Addressable in Broadcast Network Inventory
»   Coverage of Capitol Attack Generates Millions of YouTube Views for TV Networks
    Source: Next TV
»   Deeper Dive - AT&T could soon be down to one TV service
» buys Ace Metrix in boost to ad outcome measurement
    Source: Fierce Video
»   C-Band Auction Appears Poised to Close
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Government support for 5G events platform
»   Amazon Prime Video launches first mobile-only subscription
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Scripps Moving Multicast Networks onto Ion TV Stations
    Source: Tv Technology
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